Ballads. Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals, with Prints Designed and Engraved by William Blake.
Chichester: J. Seagrave, for Richard Phillips, 1805. Small 8vo, (8), 212 pp. With 5 engraved plates by Blake after his own designs. Early 20th-century calf, backstrip gilt, red morocco label, gilt edges, R.E. Gathorne-Hardys copy signed and dated 1924 (?) in pencil. First edition, with the first three plates in the first state. A pleasant copy of a scarce book, especially with the first state plates. Bentley, Blake Books, 465. Easson and Essick, William Blake Book Illustrator, VIII. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 403-407.
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